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Into the wild Even if you're not much of a camper, there's something for you in this Raised by Wolves x Herschel Supply Co. collaboration. These Canadian brands are bringing together wilderness and traveling by creating essential travel items with stone-washed camo prints, leather accents and mint green and white stripes inside each item. Titled, Black Water Camo, the capsule collection includes bags, bucket hats, accessories and an iPad mini sleeve. And if you do happen to be a camper, even better. Check out more photos of the Raised by Wolves x Herschel Supply Co. Black Water Camo capsule collaboration below.
Every Saturday we select a photo from our Flickr pool to be featured on hearty Lauren Michaela is a 26-year-old photographer from Vancouver, Canada who just graduated from the photography program at Emily Carr University. Lauren shoots with a Hasselblad 500C and a Canon AE-1, and always uses film. "My practice is concerned with aesthetics and semi-candidness," Lauren says. "I'm interested in the position of photography within the realm of art and also in the face of its mechanical reproducibility and accessibility to amateurs." The shot above was taken on Lauren's 26th birthday on the 26th of March on a hiking trail in Cultus Lake, BC. "It is a reference to a frame in one of Toro Y Moi's recent music videos." To see more of Lauren's work please check out her site and Flickr. If you want to be featured on hearty’s Saturday Selection, get a Flickr and start uploading!
Heather Benning knows how to make life fun for adults—make them feel eight again. Remember how easy life was when you were little? No bills, no responsibility, and more play time than you could fill. Before you actually had to do dishes and clean your house, you could pretend to do it—and it was fun. Now that these mundane tasks have become part of our everyday lives and most every new children's toy is electronic, the need for some nostalgic, colorful children's toys has emerged. Artist Heather Benning has created a life size (err, we mean, adult size?) dollhouse in the middle of the Saskatchewan prairies. In 2005, Benning found the abandoned house and spent the next two years painting and decorating the house's run down interior, transforming it into a retro, 60s play time dream. Each room, freshly painted a different pastel hue and filled with kitchy furniture and lighting, makes us want to play dolls and not feel weird about it. See more of Heather Benning's Dollhouse below.
Every Saturday we select a photo from our Flickr pool to be featured on hearty Julia Jones is a 32-year-old photographer from Sydney, Australia who has been traveling the world with her boyfriend for the past 16 months. Before She left on this great adventure, Julia was working as a Production Manager for a post production house that dealt mainly with TVCs. Julia has traveled to South East Asia, Mongolia, Europe, Turkey, Croatia and Canada. "When I decided to go to Mongolia to do a solo trek, I thought I'd better learn how to ride a horse," Julia says. "I spent 6 months trying to figure out the basics of riding, and now have travelled the world riding horses in each country. I find places that have horses and animals and swap labor for bed and food. This usually means that you can live and "work" somewhere beautiful and remote and be around animals all day, without the need of a work visa." Julia is now in Alberta, Canada on a horse ranch (obviously) that has almost 90 horses--mostly wild. She has been taking a lot of photos of cattle being branded and animals being lassoed. Julia is not sure yet where her next destination will be, but is thinking of getting a truck and deciding then. Julia cameras of choice are a mixture of film and digital. The Polaroid 600, Polaroid Fuji Intsax 200 and any disposable camera. "Disposable cameras work better for me as I can drop them, get snow on them and take them when I ride and they still work." She also likes the Canon G7 and Canon SX220 point and shoot. To see more of Julia's work and travels please check out her Flickr. Want to be featured on hearty’s Saturday Selection? Get a Flickr and start uploading, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Mac de Marco and Alex Calder are the Edmonton-born swooners behind the band Makeout Videotape. Since their self-released LP nearly two years ago, these two young men have toured North America with Japandroids, Walter TV and on their own two stinky feet. Calder and de Marco make catchy lo-fi lounge music lyrically charged with love and perversion. The latest Makeout Videotape video for their single, "Only You" off the album Ying Yang, features the two boys (and a few of their naked friends) playing domestication. Cinematography by Evan Prosofsky. Video concept by the little troll Mac de Marco himself. Check it out above and for more Makeout Videotape, click here.